White Clam Pizza by Dana White
White Clam Pizza by Dana White
White Clam Pizza by Dana White

Ingredients

1 packet dry active yeast
1 tsp. honey
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 strips bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. frozen shucked clams, thawed
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Recipe by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC

Instructions

1.To make the dough, combine 2 cups of warm water with yeast and honey (or sugar), whisk gently and set aside for 15 minutes for the yeast to activate.
2.Place flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, turn on and mix the flour and salt.
3.With the machine running on low add yeast mixture and olive oil. Turn speed to medium and continue to mixture until dough comes together in a ball, about 3 minutes.
4.Turn off machine and place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for at least one hour.
5.Add bacon to a hot skillet over medium high heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fat is rendered, add garlic, clams and oregano and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes more.
6.Preheat oven to 450º.
7.On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1/3 of the dough and transfer to a pizza pan or pizza stone.
8.Top dough with clam mixture, followed by mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Drizzle with remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
9.Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, turning the pan half way through
10.Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

It may sound bizarre but a pizza joint in my home state of Connecticut is known for their white clam pizza! Here’s my take on a New England treasure – and I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t swoon for this pizza.

This recipe makes a large batch of dough, freeze whatever you don’t need for a future pizza night. For a make ahead meal, make the dough and clam mixture the night before.

Recipe by Dana White Nutrition.

 

Nutritional information (8 slices – per slice)
247 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates (0g sugar, 1g fiber), 16g protein

 

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